April 2017: The Month I Finally Read Illuminae, Watched A Ton Of Kdrama And Fell In Love With BIGBANG & BTS {Monthly Wrap Up}

April 2017

Hi and welcome to my April wrap up!

April has been a little weird and off in a few ways…

Unfortunately my reading slump, which started in March, continued in April and as such, I only read 3 books. On the bright side, two of those books were five-star reads… I’m hoping they will have helped shake off this slump and I’m back on track for May.

My blogging slump has also continued so I am sorry for the reduced number of posts and huge delays in commenting and job hopping. On the bright side, I did get a few posts up I loved working on, like my top ten fandoms or the pros and cons of telling people about your blog.

So without further ado, let’s get into my April!

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Beware The Goblin Men — Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones {Book Review}

wintersong-by-s-jae-jonesTitle: Wintersong (Wintersong #1)
Author: S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release Date: February 7th, 2017
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Wintersong duology
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 3,5 stars
My rating in words: I liked it

 

What it’s about:

Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

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Top Ten 2017 Debuts I’m Excited For {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi, and welcome to the very first Top Ten Tuesday of 2017! Wishing you all a super happy new year filled with lots of bookish love, but also just all the good things in life

Today’s top 10 is all about looking forward to something new, namely all the amazing sounding debuts that will be released in 2017. Is it just me, or does 2017 sound like it will be absolutely bookishly amazing? SO. MANY. DELICIOUS. SOUNDING. BOOKS!

I am so looking forward to these books, so chances are you probably already heard me rave about them somewhere. But that’s okay, right? Let’s spread the love! Continue reading